Andrew Anderson

Andrew Anderson passed away on Oct. 22, 2021 at Trinity Regional Medical Center in Fort Dodge. Funeral services will take place at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021 at the Dayton United Methodist Church with Pastor Allan Redenius officiating.

Visitation will be held from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 29, at Laufersweiler-Sievers Funeral Home in Fort Dodge. A second visitation will be on Saturday place from noon to 2 p.m. at the Dayton United Methodist Church.

Andrew Scott Anderson was born on Dec. 29, 1962 in Fort Dodge, Iowa, to Leonard and Marilyn (Johnson) Anderson. He was baptized and confirmed through Emanuel Lutheran Church in Dayton. Growing up, Andrew - known to many as "Andy" - developed a fondness and talent in vocal and instrumental music, being able to play the guitar, piano and trumpet.

Andy graduated from Dayton High School in 1981, and graduated with a bachelor's degree in business from Iowa State University in 1984. Soon after graduating from Iowa State, Andy founded Airplay Mobile Sound with Valerie Butler.

Following his time with Airplay, Andy teamed up with Jim Hirschberg to disc jockey high school dances, weddings and assorted gatherings.

Through the years, Andy founded Concert Sound Productions and conducted audio for musical acts both local and world renowned, from Saucy Jack and the Magnificent Board of Directors to artists such as 38 Special, Bret Michaels, Blue Oyster Cult, Buckcherry, Head East, Michael Martin Murphey, Saliva and Sevendust. Andrew also manned the sound board for many productions presented by the Iowa Central Community College musical department, and provided his expertise to large events such as the ABATE of Iowa Freedom Rally, the Dayton Rodeo and Shellabration. Along the way, Andy created numerous friendships and mentored many in the art and science of audio engineering.

He was united in marriage with Valerie Butler in 1988, and had one son in Tyler Anderson.

In 2010, he was united with marriage with Gwenda Naylor.

In his spare time, Andrew enjoyed reading, hiking, road trips, tinkering with his Corvette and trucks, watching movies, and spending time with his family and friends. Andy also loved a nice, cold chocolate milk.

Andrew is survived by his wife, Gwenda Naylor Anderson; son Tyler Anderson; mother Marilyn Anderson; sister Alayna (Anderson) Longhorn and brother-in-law Scott Longhorn; nieces Lillie and Lydia; nephews Lance and Lane; step-son Roderick (Abbie) Naylor; and step-grandchildren Kaalon and Treton Naylor.

He was preceded in death by his father, Leonard Anderson.


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